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Daughter of Big Rivers IT Architect Works on Team Behind First Lady’s Inauguration Look

Daughter of Big Rivers IT Architect Works on Team Behind First Lady’s Inauguration Look

On the chilly morning of January 20, soon-to-be First Lady Jill Biden walked out onto the steps of the US Capitol building with the eyes of the world watching. Every aspect of this Inauguration ceremony had been carefully organized. But even after weeks of planning, Biden’s choice of blue, beaded Markarian dress and sparkly tweed coat still took one Henderson native by surprise.Continue Reading

Big Rivers Announces Solar Power Purchase Agreements

HENDERSON, Ky. (May 27, 2020) – Big Rivers Electric Corporation has entered into agreements to purchase power from two solar developers who will build, own and operate their facilities in western Kentucky. Community Energy and Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, were chosen to provide the company’s Member-Owners up to 260 megawatts (MW) of solarContinue Reading

A Legendary Landing and Legacy: BREC Board Member Attends 75th D-DAY Ceremonies Honoring Great-Uncle’s Parachute Landing in French Village

During the long overnight hours leading up to D-Day, Private John Marvin Steele joined his fellow American soldiers in the 82nd Airborne and parachuted over a small village in Normandy. While the drop was supposed to be a secretive mission, an unexpected house fire and the community’s bucket brigade brightly lit up the town centerContinue Reading

Fitch Upgrades Big Rivers Credit Rating to BBB-

FITCH UPGRADES BIG RIVERS ELECTRIC CORP. TO ‘BBB-‘; OUTLOOK REVISED TO STABLE Fitch Ratings-New York-05 July 2018: Fitch Ratings has upgraded the following bonds issued by Big Rivers Electric Corporation (BREC) to ‘BBB-‘ from ‘BB’: –$83 million County of Ohio pollution control revenue bonds, series 2010A. The Rating Outlook is revised to Stable from Positive.Continue Reading

Big Rivers Secures USDA Grant for Educational Solar Project

August 25, 2017 HENDERSON, Ky. – Big Rivers Electric Corporation has secured an $84,175 federal grant to assist in the building of a new, educational solar array project. The USDA Rural Development funding was awarded through the Rural Energy for America Program, or REAP. This renewable energy and energy efficiency loan and grant program isContinue Reading

Moody’s Update Affirms Positive Credit Rating Outlook

Big Rivers Electric Corporation: Update following outlook change to positive CREDIT OPINION: August 17, 2017 Full Big Rivers Credit Opinion Update Big Rivers Electric Corporation (Big Rivers, Ba2 positive) has good prospects for achieving stronger financial metrics that is providing positive momentum for the cooperative’s credit quality despite its substantial excess generation capacity, which represents a primaryContinue Reading